Links 6/18/13

Links for you. Science:

Neuroscience doesn’t need a grand theory to advance
Q&A: David Altshuler on How to Share Millions of Human Genomes
In Glittering Gems, Reading Earth’s Story
Few Wash Hands Properly, Study Finds (WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS!)
The Supreme Court’s Sketchy Science: Their BRCA patent ruling reads like an earnest seventh grader’s book report.
A Very Waspy Beetle

Other:

Flags and Taxes (excellent)
Conning Americans to give up privacy (excellent)
The Death of the Internet (excellent, though it really is the enclosure of the internet in the same way that 18th century England had its commons enclosed)
How Schlubs Get Taken By Wall Street Pros
The Myth That Rape Rarely Causes Pregnancy Comes From Nazi Experiments
Cory Booker: the inexorable rise of Newark’s neoliberal egomaniac
I Taught Jonah Lehrer Every Word He Knows About Love
My Life Confronting Sexism in Academia
Fighting For Our Classrooms, and For the Human Beings Inside Them
Why Do Disability Filings Rise in Bad Times?
The Standard You Walk Past is the Standard You Accept
The Daughter Problem: Obama and Teen Girl Sex Panic
David Brooks and The Boastfulness of the Elites

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1 Response to Links 6/18/13

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Animal CSI: Inside The Smithsonian’s Feather Forensics Lab

    dentifying the birds from their DNA is nearly impossible in these cases because the half-digested remains are contaminated with snake DNA.

    Someone does not understand current DNA technology.

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